Police fired tear gas to disperse crowds in Istanbul and Ankara and more protests were expected later in the day, the latest headache for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, already battling a graft scandal which has become one of the biggest challenges of his decade in power, weeks ahead of elections. Berkin Elvan, then 14, got caught up in street battles in Istanbul between police and protesters on June 16 while going to buy bread for his family. Police also used tear gas in Istanbul after a crowd outside the hospital where Elvan died began pelting a police minibus with objects. Posts on social media called for protests later on Tuesday at dozens of meeting places around the country, while a few thousand people filled the central Kizilay square in Ankara, among them youths masking their faces with scarves.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysian military has radar data showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the last position recorded by civilian authorities, according to a senior military official.